Yikes, marriage! You know? Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis sure know. They're married to Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate, respectively, and while those two may seem like perfectly decent partners to you and me, these guys can't help but constantly think about effing every passing generic sorority girl. Thankfully, they're given just such a chance when one of the The View's viewpoints tells the wife characters to go ahead and give their men a week off to do all the effing they want--thereby curing them of their dog-like ways when they realize generic sorority girls don't want them, and that they love their wives, and other morals--which she and trailer the repeatedly insist is called a "hall pass," because they would love for that to enter bro parlance prior to the film's release.
Joining Wilson and Sudeikis: Curb Your Enthusiasm's J.B. Smoove, Extras's Stephen Merchant, and According to Jim's "Jim Belushi's Friend," providing the variety of a black guy, a lanky British guy, and a fat guy. No Ken Jeong?
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Jenna Fischer is no longer content to only endlessly charm us with her mousy wit on The Office and occasionally as a love interest in a comedy. Variety reports she will be taking a starring role in A Little Help, an indie dramedy written and directed, unfortunately, by Michael J. Weithorn--the creator of KING OF QUEENS (KoQ):
Jenna Fischer will topline the indie dramedy "A Little Help," which marks the feature directorial debut of "King of Queens" creator Michael J. Weithorn.
Story centers on a recently widowed single mom who reconnects with an old flame -- her sister's husband. Weithorn penned the screenplay.
To be fair, Charlie Kaufman also got his start writing episodes of Ned and Stacey, so there's evidence it is possible to ascend from the abyss of clichéd sitcom-writing into legitimacy. But at the same time, Charlie Kaufman didn't CREATE Ned and Stacey, so you can't really blame him for its bland premise, while on the other hand, Michael J. Weithorn did create King of Queens AND Ned and Stacey, so I think it's entirely fair to assume he's terrible. If you can't blame the creator, who can you blame, ya know? For some of us, blaming the creator is all that gets us through our day.